Monday, January 4, 2016
How Whiskey Geeks Appear to Outsiders Part 2
You might recall I had a weird experience the last time I was buying cottage cheese at my local store. Recently, I went back to get some more, and as I was looking through the shelf, I was approached by the same guy who talked to me the last time I was shopping.
"Hi, can I help you?"
"Oh, you're that cottage cheese guy."
"Yes I am. I even have a blog, YogurtFan.com."
"Wait, if you're a cottage cheese expert, why is your blog called..."
"Um, it's a long story. Anyway, if you're looking for something great, might I suggest this new release from Bessie's Best. It includes some curds from the famous Utter World Dairy, which I'm sure you've heard of."
"Actually, I haven't."
"Really? Well, Utter World cottage cheese is the rarest and most coveted of all. The Dairy closed in the 1990s, but there are still a few tanks of it out there that occasionally come to market. You're lucky to even find it on the shelf."
"Why would I want cottage cheese that old?"
"Just because it's considered by pretty much everyone to be the best cottage cheese ever."
"But if it's so good, why did it close down?"
"You know, back in the 1990s, people just didn't appreciate good cottage cheese. Look, even if you don't want to eat it, you should buy it. Most people who buy it will never open the container anyway."
"Why would I buy cottage cheese if I wasn't going to eat it?"
"Well, you didn't hear it from me, but you can make a mint selling this stuff on-line. You could probably turn around tomorrow and sell it for four times what you paid for it today."
"I'm sorry, but that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. There's an entire shelf of cottage cheese here. It all tastes mostly the same, and you're telling me that someone would buy this one at four times the price just because it came from a failed business? Look, if you like it so much, why don't you buy it?"
"Oh, I already have hundreds of tubs of it in my cottage cheese bunker."
"Okay, I think I'll be going now."